Citações Herbert Hoover

„The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.“

—  Herbert Hoover

On his years in the White House, in On Growing Up: Letters to American Boys and Girls (1962)

„A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Address to the John Marshall Republican Club, St. Louis, Missouri (16 December 1935)

„Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one.“

—  Herbert Hoover

On Growing Up: Letters to American Boys & Girls (1962); also quoted in Herbert Hoover On Growing Up: Letters from and to American Children (1990) edited by Timothy Walch

„You may want to do a little autograph trading and I understand it takes five Hoovers to get one Babe Ruth.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Explaining himself to a young autograph seeker as he signed his name six times; as quoted in "Hoover Elated by Swift Turn From New Deal" http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1935/12/18/page/4/article/hoover-elated-dy-swift-turn-from-new-deal by Philip Kinsley, in The Chicago Tribune (18 December 1935), p. 4

„When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.“

—  Herbert Hoover

From an article originally published in the February 6, 1949 issue of "This Week" Magazine, from "Addresses Upon the American Road,Volume: Volume 8: 1955-1960." Developed in speech entitled "Moral and Spiritual Recovery from War" presented October 13, 1945, at 75th Anniversary of Wilson College at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. "The Crusade Years, 1933–1955: Herbert Hoover's Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era and Its Aftermath", edited by George Nash
The Uncommon Man

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